Shrimp Tales

  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Jon Gibson

    JON GIBSON WHEELHOUSE OPP *ASPA’S 2017 CHEF OF THE YEAR* Chef Jon Gibson started his culinary career “flippin’ burgers” at the local Hardee’s restaurant and kept moving by trying his hands at tossing pizza dough at the local Domino’s and Pizza Hut. Chef Gibson has always been in or near the restaurant business by either...

    Read More June 18, 2021
  • ASPA Member Feature: Smith & Sons Seafood

    Since 1955, Smith & Sons Seafood in Darien, Georgia, has operated as a successful processor gleaning from abundant shrimp harvests pulled from South Atlantic waters. Walter “Big John” Smith Jr., vice president, is the youngest of the sons and is now at the helm of the company that was started by his father, Walter “WM”...

    Read More June 18, 2021
  • Wild American Shrimp: A True Beauty Food!

    We already know that wild-caught, American shrimp are delicious to eat, but did you also know that they offer a variety of beauty-based benefits? It’s true! Shrimp are a real beauty food! While shrimp are considered to be a genuine “beauty food,” you may be wondering what that even means. Simply put, as more people...

    Read More June 18, 2021
  • Recipe: Shrimp & Cheese Grits with Sautéed Onions, Mushrooms, Peppers & Crispy Bacon

    Recipe By: Timeka Chaney Ingredients 1 lb. fresh large wild-caught American shrimp 1 cup organic polenta corn grits (or grits of choice) 4 slices of turkey bacon 1 (8 oz.) pack of baby bella mushrooms 1/4 cup of green and red peppers (diced) 1/4 cup of yellow onions (diced) 1/2 cup of extra sharp cheese...

    Read More June 17, 2021
  • Shrimp Are Packed Full of Selenium: The Super Nutrient

    As we’ve outlined in previous blog posts, shrimp are an excellent source of natural elements that offer a variety of health benefits, such as preventing arteries from clogging and being a great source of lean protein. Today, we will discuss the benefits of a certain element in shrimp that you might not even know about:...

    Read More June 9, 2021
  • Recipe: Louisiana Shrimp, Caribbean Style

    This recipe was from Floyd Kyle, the winner of NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune’s “Win Your Weight in Shrimp Contest presented by Rouses Markets” cook-off held on June 23, 2018, in New Orleans, LA.  LOUISIANA SHRIMP, CARIBBEAN STYLE INGREDIENTS                               Recipe by Floyd...

    Read More June 9, 2021